Top 5 Concept Stores in Paris
Paris is famous for it’s incredible shopping options, and a shopping trip in Paris is really unlike anything else. Home to some of the best and most prestigious design boutiques and art galleries, Paris is a shopper’s dream. Feeding off centuries’ worth of inspiration from some of the world’s greatest artists, architects, and designers, Parisian boutiques possess something special. Combining the best in art, fashion, food and interior design in one location, concept stores are the ultimate mélange.
As you can imagine, the city of light is full of concept stores, but which ones are really worth a visit? Read on to see the top 5 concept stores in Paris revealed!
Since the legendary Colette closed its doors last year, Fleux is perhaps the most well-known concept store in Paris. Of course, its notoriety comes with good reason. Fleux is not your average concept store. A true Parisian favorite since it’s inception in 2005, Fleux is well-worth a visit! Set in the heart of Paris’ arts/design district, Le Marais, Fleux is made up of 6 different neighboring boutiques. Each boutique has a slightly different theme, and offers carefully curated collections from international designers and artists. From home furnishings to decorations, plants and even clothes; Fleux has you covered. Take a stroll on the Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie and shop to your hearts’ content.
Fleux – 39 Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, 75004
2. À Rebours
Le Marais is really the hub of arts and design in Paris, so it’s not so surprising that many of these amazing concept stores are in the same neighborhood. The next up on my list of the top 5 concept stores in Paris is just a few meters away from Fleux! Walk just a little further up the Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie and you’ll end up at à Rebours. This boutique really embodies the true definition of a concept store. The super design 100 sq meter space is showcases unusual and quirky items from housewares to decor, books and gifts of all kinds. À Rebours is a self-described “outpost for conscious trade” and focuses on sourcing unique pieces, all of which are sustainably produced. I love this store because they have special items that I’ve never seen anywhere else. Definitely a great spot to shop for gifts!
As an added bonus, the Parisian health foodie favorite Wild & The Moon just opened a new juice bar/café installment on the ground floor. Offering organic, plant-based food and beverage options, Wild & The Moon has become somewhat of a local institution. It makes sense that their next location would be in one of the top 5 concept stores in Paris! Be sure to try their refreshing cold-pressed juices or refuel after your shopping trip with a savory Buddha Bowl.
À Rebours – 46 Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, 75004
3. The Broken Arm
The Broken Arm combines two of the most-loved things in Paris under one roof: delicious food and amazing fashion. A destination for Parisian fashionistas, this chic concept store/café stocks exclusive pieces and meticulously curated collections by the hottest designers. The latest and greatest from en Vogue labels like Jacquemus, Raf Simmons, and Balenciaga are just the tip of the iceberg here. The Broken Arm has selections catering to both men and women, and fills in the gaps with edgy music, books and magazines. Their cozy café shouldn’t be missed, the food is wonderful and the atmosphere is perfect for perusing your newly acquired books!
The Broken Arm – 12 Rue Perée, 75003
Say the words “concept store” to any Parisian, and they will most likely tell you about Merci. This boutique comprises a whopping 3 floors of merchandise and an in-house restaurant/café. Merci is without a doubt one of the top 5 concept stores in Paris, if only for their impeccable selection alone. Each of the three floors in Merci is dedicated to design, whether it be women’s clothing, menswear, table dressings, house plants, books, bed linens, dishes, etc. There’s no doubt you will find what you’re looking for and much more! Though they offer a wide selection of products, you can tell each brand and every piece has been selected by hand in order to fit with the store’s vision.
At Merci, you can find the hottest designers and big brands as well as small labels that are just starting out. No matter what you’re shopping for, there’s a good bet you’ll find it here. Merci!
Merci – 11 Boulevard Beaumarchais, 75011
The final stop on our list of the top 5 concept stores in Paris is called Smallable. Despite its name, this concept store is not small at all. Smallable actually spans over 300 sq meters and includes two adjacent storefronts!
This incredible space features huge skylights and an open-concept floor plan, making it a truly peaceful and enjoyable shopping environment. Smallable showcases pieces from over 400 different brands and designers!
So, where to begin? The boutique puts a strong focus on eco-friendly and sustainably-sourced merchandise, so whatever you choose will be guilt-free. There’s a little of everything here, kids clothing, toys, womenswear, home decor, books, knickknacks and even live plants.
There’s a special Smallable boutique dedicated to babies and children just across the street. From strollers to clothes, toys and accessories, every item in the store is carefully researched and hand selected by the staff. Plus, as an added bonus, you don’t even need to wait in line! Just grab one of the tablets provided throughout the boutique and complete your purchase.
Smallable – 81 Rue du cherche-midi, 75006
Alright, well I hope you have enjoyed reading about the top 5 concept stores in Paris! What do you think about the list? Any boutiques you would have featured? We love hearing from you, so let us know in the comments!
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